Tubi TV Adds The Eccentric Family Anime to Its Catalog

The Fandom Post is reporting that Tubi TV has added the first season of The Eccentric Family to its catalog. The series is available to users in the United States and Canada with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles.

The story of The Eccentric Family is described as:

In modern-day Kyoto, humans live in the city, tengus take to the sky, and tanukis roam the earth. One such tanuki is Yasaburo, the third son of Soichiro Shimogamo, famed tanuki leader who met his end far too early at the hands of a group of humans and their year-end banquet hot pot. Yasaburo has since embraced his “fool’s blood” and strives for a happy, carefree life. But between taking care of his old tengu master Akadama-sensei, avoiding the life-threatening advances of the beautiful human Benten, dealing with his dangerously stupid twin cousins, and avoiding becoming a hot pot himself in the next year-end banquet, the young tanuki has his proverbial work cut out for him.

Source: The Fandom Post

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Additions to Its Streaming Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it is adding the following anime titles to its streaming service on March 12, 2021:

  • Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas OVA
  • The Eccentric Family
  • Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
  • YURUYURI (Seasons 1-2)
  • Hanasaku Iroha – Blossoms for Tomorrow
  • Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home

These titles will be available with English subtitles in the United States and Canada.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Adds More Anime to Its Catalog

Crunchyroll has announced that it has added more anime to its catalog:

  • The Eccentric Family (season one, available in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Red Data Girl (available in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Sky Wizards Academy (available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands)
  • Gantz (available in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Aquarion Logos (available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands)
  • Devil May Cry (available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and South Africa)

All the anime are available to watch now for paid and free members.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces More Simulcasts

Crunchyroll has announced more simulcasts:

  • Clockwork Planet premiered on April 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EDT in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Latin America.
  • The Eccentric Family 2 will premiere on April 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, and will be available worldwide outside of Asia and French- and German-speaking territories.
  • Twins Angel Break will premiere on April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, and will be available worldwide outside of Asia.
  • Hinako Note premiered on April 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. EDT for users worldwide except Asia.

Source: ANN
Source: ANN
Source: ANN
Source: ANN

The Eccentric Family: Episode 2 – “Mom and Raijin, God of Thunder”

The Eccentric Family is set in Kyoto, where humans, tanuki, and tengu live side-by-side. The main character of the series is Yasaburo Shimogamo, a tanuki who likes to transform into humans. He helps to take care of Professor Akadama, an elderly tengu who was Yasaburo’s teacher.

This episode focuses on Yasaburo and his family. The audience is first introduced to his mother, who disguises as a “prince” and she likes to hang out at a local pool hall and play pool. He also has three brothers that the audience meets throughout this episode.

His brother Yajiro lives in the bottom of a wishing well as a frog. Apparently, he has forgotten how to transform back into a tanuki. Yashiro is Yasaburo’s younger brother, and he’s training to work at a power plant. Unfortunately, a couple of his co-workers are two tanuki from the Ebisugawa family who like to pick on Yashiro. The brothers, Ginkaku and Kinkaku, sneer at Yasaburo’s family because they think all of them are losers and they fear for the future of the tanuki because of them.

The last brother the audience meets is Yaichiro, who rescues Yashiro and Yasaburo from the two Ebisugawa brothers. A thunderstorm is taking place during all of this, and the three brothers rush to find their mother, because she has a fear of thunderstorms. They end up getting help from an unexpected ally.

After watching Episode Two, I will admit that it was better than Episode One was. While there was some character development for Yasaburo in this episode, I can’t say that what I saw in this episode interested me enough to make me want to watch episodes of this series every week to follow what happens in this series. I still have to say that if I want to watch an anime that features tanuki that can transform into humans, I’d rather watch the Pom Poko anime film.

And with that, I’m giving The Eccentric Family a one-way ticket to Dropville.

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The Eccentric Family: Episode 1 – “Goddess of the Noryoyuka”

The Eccentric Family, which is known as Uchoten Kazoku in Japan, is based on a novel by Tomihiko Morimi. The anime is produced by P.A. Works, and is directed by Masayuki Yoshihara.

The series is set in Kyoto, where humans, tanuki, and tengu live side-by-side. The main character of the series is Yasaburo Shimogamo, a tanuki who likes to transform into humans. He helps to take care of Professor Akadama, an elderly tengu who was Yasaburo’s teacher.

The first episode focuses a lot on Yasaburo and Professor Akadama. During their conversation, Yasaburo has a flashback to meeting a human girl named Benten, another student of Professor Akadama. Benten has since moved on, and hangs out with a group of men known as the “Friday Club.”

Professor Akadama insists that Yasaburo needs to find Benten and deliver a letter to her. Yasaburo finds her, and uses a bow and arrow to deliver the message. Near the end of the episode, Benten finds Yasaburo and has some words for him.

I’m sorry that the description is rather short and feels sketchy, but not a whole lot happened in this episode. I felt rather bored by the end of it, because there was really nothing here to serve as a hook to grab me and make me want to watch more. However, I will try to cut this episode a little slack, since it is the first episode of a series and it had to spend time trying to develop the premise, the world, and the characters that inhabit the world. So I will watch a second episode of The Eccentric Family to see if perhaps it might improve enough for me to watch beyond Episode Two.

However, as of right now, I would have to say that if I’m going to watch a story that features tanuki that transform into humans, I’d much rather watch the Pom Poko anime film than this series.

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